Turkish Blue has the hex code #446BAD. The equivalent RGB values are (68, 107, 173), which means it is composed of 20% red, 31% green and 50% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:61 M:38 Y:0 K:32. In the HSV/HSB scale, Turkish Blue has a hue of 218°, 61% saturation and a brightness value of 68%. Details of other color codes including equivalent web safe and HTML & CSS colors are given in the table below. Also listed are the closest Pantone® (PMS) and RAL colors.
Turkish blue comes from the Blue mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque), an Ottoman-era place of worship, located in Istanbul, Turkey. this shade of blue is also commonly used in the Turkish evil-eye charms.
FYI, the gemstone and the associate color, Turquoise, is named after Turkey. However, turquoise color is closer towards cyan and is more blue-green than the color displayed on this page. Do not confuse turquoise or even teal (a darker shade of turquoise) with Turkish blue.
The complement of Turkish Blue is Bronze (Metallic) with the hex code #AD8644. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #446BAD color is offered by #AD8644. The complementary color palette is easiest to use and work with. Studies have shown that contrasting color palette is the best way to grab a viewer's attention.
The analogous colors of Turkish Blue (#446BAD) are Ocean Blue (#5244AD) and Verdigris (#44A0AD). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Turkish Blue with a 30° separation on either side. An analogous color palette is extremely soothing to the eyes and works wonders if your main color is soft or pastel.
As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Turkish Blue (#446BAD) are #AD5244 (Brown (Crayola)) and #A0AD44 (Brass). A split-complementary color palette consists of the main color along with those on either side (30°) of the complementary color. Based on our research, usage of split-complementary palettes is on the rise online, especially in graphics and web sites designs. It may be because it is not as contrasting as the complementary color palette and, hence, results in a combination which is pleasant to the eyes.
Turkish Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #AD446B (Medium Ruby) and #6BAD44 (Apple) along with #446BAD create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.
The tetradic palette of Turkish Blue has four colors - #AD446B (Medium Ruby), #AD8644 (Bronze (Metallic)) and #44AD86 (Mint) in addition to the base color (#446BAD). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors slightly to achieve desired results.
Turkish Blue square color palette has #AD44A0 (Byzantine), #AD8644 (Bronze (Metallic)) and #44AD52 (Medium Sea Green). Quite like triadic, the hues in a square palette are at the maximum distance from each other, which is 90°. Note: For several colors purposes, a square palette may look much better than the tetrad color palette.
Turkish Blue Color Rainbow Palette
Our Turkish Blue rainbow color palette is based on the RGB model and consists of 7 colors, just like the traditional rainbow. You might not see a lot of variation in color, especially if the chosen color is dark or extremely light. However, this can lead interesting rainbow palettes that are faded, soft, pastel or dull.